ho'k, so I'm a long time lurker, first time poster! Just want to ask for a bit of honest advice from Mac peeps with far more expereince than me.... My old faithful PC is on her last legs - five years of Uni (college to others) and the old beast is finally showing her age (see sig block....old). So, I'm thinking of retiring her to better pastures as a home server, running XP Pro, and being a file/interwebs/print server. Meanwhile, I upgrade to a shiny new mac....considering a new MBP if the update 1) comes out soon-ish (ie next ~2mths) and 2) is sufficiently future-proof for a lifetime of about 4 years. I just want to see if this sort of config would be workable, or if it would be better to maybe sell up some other gear (i got a Fujitsu LifeBook T3010 gathering dust), buy a Mac Mini as a stop-gap, and get a new MBP in, say, 9-10 mths..... Oh, any replacement for my current PC would have to be pretty hardcore - i do some amature photography, and would probably use something like Bootcamp for gaming (so desktop replacement). I'm REALLY not keen on Vista, so I would rlly like to make this mac config work. any advice??